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Monday, July 6, 2015

The @cosmoproflv beauty B2B trade show hits Vegas 7/12, but NYC got a sneak peek, here are my highlights! #cosmoprofna

COSMOPROF North America Las Vegas Logo

Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) - a leading B2B Beauty Trade Show will be taking place this year on July 12 - 14 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. More then 27,000 attendees from 100 countries worldwide and close to 1,000 exhibitors from over 35 different countries are expected to make an appearance!

Show sections will include:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Cosmetics and Personal Care - highlighting finished products including skincare, haircare, nails and tools for retail distribution

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Packaging/Contract Manufacturing/ & Private Label - dedicated to the suppliers serving the beauty industry production supply chain - from raw materials to machinery and formulation to packaging

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Professional Beauty - devoted to the salon and spa world showcasing professional products, accessories, implements, tools, equipment, furniture and attire.

Discover Beauty powered by Cosmoprof Logo

In addition to the three main sections outlined above, there will be special areas including Boutique, Country Pavilions, Discover Beauty Spotlights, Emerging Beauty and Interactive Experience a multi-sensorial area as well as Interactive Technology. Three new areas will include an International Business Forum and Exhibition-Focus on the Beauty Supply Chain, Discover Scent (dedicated to exploring artisanal niche fragrances) and Tones of Beauty - featuring an upscale array of products geared to 'polyethnic consumers'.

Sniffapalooza Logo

One of the most unique experiences of the night was provided buy Sniffapalooza, who was chosen to curate Discover Scent at Cosmoprof North America - an exclusive showcase for new and innovative fragrance products.

Discover Scent Signage at Rising Stars of Beauty NYC event in conjunction with Cosmoprof Las Vegas
Left: Founder Karen Dubin, Right: Karen Adams - @Albapro Photography
Sniffapalooza is an international, event-based organization of fragrance afficionados that unites perfume enthusiasts around the world, they celebrate fragrance as art and appreciate perfumers as artists. What started as a small group of friends getting together to shop for and share their passion for perfume, now knows international acclaim from TIME Magazine, Forbes, CBS MarketWatch, The Wall Street Journal and many others! During the 'Rising Stars of Beauty' Event (which is the name of the sneak peek event), they offered a Fragrance and Spirit Pairing with the expertise of Back Label Wine Merchants and sommelier Patrick Watson that kept us on our toes! It was definitely multi-sensory as smelling the fragrance and then drinking the spirit it was paired with be it wine or Whiskey, truly awakened the senses and made the experience so much more unique.

"Desert Blush' by Raw Spirit and Bera Piemonte Brachetto sparkling wine
Above: The fragrance "Desert Blush' by Raw Spirit (a warm yet sophisticated floral!) was paired with Bera Piemonte Brachetto a sparkling red wine that is sweet with a fragrance of fresh flowers and roses making it a perfect partner for the Desert Blush scent. We were asked to smell the fragrance, and then taste the wine, which offered a unique sensory experience.

Orlov Cross of Asia is paired with Bodegas Tampesta Maneki Blanco
Above: Orlov Cross of Asia is paired with Bodegas Tampesta Maneki Blanco. As I am familiar with Bodegas and have tried the Maneki Blanco before I was very excited by this pairing! The fragrance has notes of green and pink geranium, Ylang flower, jasmine, tuberose, with a warm and musky amber to balance out the floral and give it some 'warmth', smelling it and then tasting the Bodegas Tampesta Maneki Blanco which is a pale yellow white wine with a nose of tropical fruits, definitely brought out my wanderlust! I wish I was in coasting along somewhere in Spain right about now, but ah I digress......

Concentration de Parfums Allegedly Rose Candle that was paired with Catskill Provisions Honey Whiskey
Above: While there were many more pairings (and sadly I don't have space to feature them all), the one that wasn't for the faint of heart was the Concentration de Parfums Allegedly Rose Candle that was paired with Catskill Provisions Honey Whiskey, some ladies found this one a bit too strong for their palate, but I found it totally unique and really dug the idea! I think many felt the rose in the candle was too delicate to pair with a Whiskey, but I'm a big fan of not doing the 'obvious' or 'typical' and found this to be a pretty inspired pair. Others felt it was where opposites attract at best but to each his/her own right?

Cosmoprof Rising Stars of Beauty Signage and Swag Bags

My Swag Haul:

Cosmoprof Rising Stars of Beauty Swag Bag
My Take:

There were so many amazing brands in attendance, some that were already quite familiar to me, like Clique by Roble which we have featured on Ascending Butterfly multiple times as they are a favorite of mine at Beauty Press Events here in New York City (and the body butter is to DIE for!), and brands that were entirely new to me like many of the scent pairings offered by Sniffapalooza and the Love, Aunt Bonnie Boxes curated by Corey Huggins (who aims to write the chic story of Black and Brown Beauty via sharing her Aunt's knowledge and curating amazing brands that speak to the diversity in beauty!) Much like the Makeup Show this is a pretty big swag haul and I will have to just include invididual product reviews as I go along using them all, but I was stoked to find a Love, Aunt Bonnie Box in our swag bags as I have been wanting to try them out since I heard of them. I'm also looking forward to using my Lamik samples as well!

Use the #Cosmoprofna hashtag to keep up with the show in real time, and if you are attending, make sure to use it on your instagrams and tweets!

Are you hitting #Cosmoprofna this year? If so, who are you most looking forward to connecting with? If not, which brand featured above caught your eye?

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FTC Disclosure: This is an event recap, this is NOT a compensated post, no monetary compensation has been received, Press Passes to the Rising Stars of Beauty Cosmoprof Sneak Peek Event were provided to Ascending Butterfly for Editorial Consideration and all opinions are 100% my own! I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 - Guides Concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising, you may check our Giveaway and Disclosure Page for additional information regarding Ascending Butterfly Disclosure.